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RATINGS: 1086   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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Raison DíExtra is our amped up version of the Raison DíEtre. It is brewed from a similar grist (raisins included) to a massive 42P, giving it 20.5%ABV, along with 20 IBU and a color of 20L.
18.5% ABV in 11/2005 12 oz. release


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
A very complex malty, syrupy, fruity beer. Plums, honey and raisons. High alcohol without the taste. Very good as with all Dogfish Head brews


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3179) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Pours semi clear reddish brown with basically flat off-white head. Aroma of raisins, figs, dates, more raisins, muscovado, alcohol, port wine, some more raisins... This is going to be sweet... Taste is very boozy up front, slightly tart with red grapes, followed by a funky sweet alcohol warming finish. Burns the lips... Body is surprisingly light, somewhat sticky, with a fair amount of carbonation. Picked up in Chicago and drank on the spot - wished I had held on to this and let it age for about five years, think that would help it immensely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (959) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Dark amber pour with a small tan head quickly dissapating. Aroma of malts, ripe fruits, caramel, slightly doughy and toffee. Taste of malts, plums, raisins, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Full bodied, medium carbonation, boozy sweet raisin finish that lasts forever. Delicious excellent beer!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1165) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Very nice dark fruit and raisin smell, sweet and malty...lots of raisin on front end with light alcohol burn on the back end...bold flavors and complex..but flavor itself just not my thing

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolfunnj (330) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2016
fruity caramel aroma..very dark with thin head that disappears no lacing..tastes kind of like world wide stout with way more sweetness,and alcohol burn.nowever not as complex..mostly malt and fruit flavors and a hint of scotch whiskey,it IS strong..hot on the palate and tingly carbonation..overall another great big beer from dfh,possibly the most extremely sweet of them all but somehow this isnít a bad thing..a must try

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Dark black (almost like a dark purple) in color. No head. Sugar smell. Taste is tons of dark red fruits like currants, plums, cherries, and prunes. Pretty great though. The fruit really shines.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
If you can imagine a beer that tastes like beer, but also has a grapey/raisin taste while not shoving it in your face, you get this. Absolutely fantastic from a fantastic brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1960) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2015
bottle from 2002 poured into small snifter and thanks to ed needham for this one. clear brownish red pour no head. total aroma of booze and raisons. let us take a moment and breathe deep the inner sanctum of this one. very good indeed. the flavor of raisins and booze and malt was amazing that one this one lasted this long in the bottle and two that is was shared amongst many last night. another excellent example of style the malt base is incredible. awakening the taste buds on this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from ?? - pours a clear red with a white head. Iím not sure what this one smells like other than raisins, but itís good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3952) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from unknown place. Pours brown with a thin white head. Has some solid raisin notes on the nose. Pretty big raisin flavor on the tongue. Fairly smooth and easy to sip which is surprising given the abv. Finished clean. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours a burnt brown color with an off white head. Funk, caramel, toffee, molasses, raisin, plum, chocolate, leather, tobacco, toast and booze flavors and aroma. Full body and moderate carbonation. Caramel, molasses and booze finish.


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